The Population in Dhaka City is growing rapidly and increasing the demand for basic urban service delivery including Water Supply. We know the city relies heavily on ground water supply but currently abstraction exceeds substantial yields. Ground Water table levels are steadily failing and increasing numbers of Tube Wells become inoperable. This scenario indicating that ground water mining is taking place this is not sustainable for the future.
To cope with the increasing demand, Dhaka WASA is working to provide improve access to a more reliable and sustainable water supply to Dhaka city dwellers. Dhaka WASA has also an objective to stop the ground water table depletion to maintain environment friendly and pro people water management system to Dhaka city.
As we know these resources are not sufficient in quantity and quality to meet the need of Dhaka WASA’s potential consumers and for the future city. Considering all significant issues; Dhaka WASA is intended to provide an additional 500 MLD water from a new Water treatment Plant (named Gandharbpur Water Treatment Plant).